Sabrina
ADHD COACH 
HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH 
PERSONAL TRAINER & RUNNING COACH
NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

DIAGNOSED ADHD

Like many women with undiagnosed ADHD, Sabrina was misunderstood and labelled ‘a lazy problem child’.  She coasted through, relying on her intelligence to do well in tests and exams rather than hard work! Her teachers would constantly tell her “she could do so much better if she concentrated and applied herself.”

When independent study became a much bigger requirement at A Level, she was unable to coast any longer; despite studying the science subjects she enjoyed and wanting to pursue a career as a researcher.

Sabrina left school at 17, much to her own huge disappointment and that of her parents.  Like many others with undiagnosed ADHD she was incredibly perplexed and frustrated as to why she was unable to motivate herself to complete the work.

Her parents had pressured her to do well and couldn’t hide their extreme disappointment at her academic failures. This made Sabrina’s life very uncomfortable at home so she left to avoid the constant criticism, which did nothing but make her feel worse about herself.

Her teens and early 20’s were tarred by depression, self-harm and eating disorders, leading to several failed suicide attempts as she continued to disappoint both herself and her family.

Sabrina drifted through different postcodes, relationships, jobs and education, desperately wanting to achieve but in actual fact feeding the constant cycle of self criticism and harmful coping mechanisms.

Despite having been under the care of mental health services since the age of 15 and having various (incorrect) diagnosis’ thrown her way, she couldn’t find any treatments that made a difference or helped her cope.

Becoming pregnant at 26 was the catalyst to transform her life. This led her to running and becoming interested in fitness, giving her focus, health and a wonderful supportive community.  She even met her now husband!

Sabrina was so inspired by the transformative effect of exercise and at last finding something she was passionate about and good at, she qualified to become a personal trainer.  Her life had been so transformed, she enthusiastically wanted to share what exercise had given her – a clearer head, a sense of vitality and health, a positive community, a newfound drive and motivation with so many achievements.  She finally, for the first time in her life, felt she had something to be proud of.

Despite all these positive physical changes she still struggled. She couldn’t organise herself at home which would irritate her husband, she missed important school events, was late for appointments, however hard she tried she couldn’t manage the household efficiently and was still stuck in an unfulfilling job.

During the pandemic she ran socially distanced fitness classes to keep the local community healthy. Unfortunately, her mental health suffered with the overwhelm of homeschooling and her parents divorcing, bringing up all the trauma from her childhood.  An unresolved eating disorder flared up and Sabrina found herself in an intensive treatment centre.

Luckily her lead psychiatrist happened to be an ADHD expert. When the doctor asked about the possibility of Sabrina having ADHD, she was taken aback! ADHD to her was something disruptive little boys had from eating too many sweets. Wasn’t it?

But research gave Sabrina a huge sense of realisation.  Her husband said the ADHD diagnostic criteria “read like her CV!” At last – everything about her life made sense. All her failures and disappointments were due to her brain wiring and nothing to do with her not trying or wanting to achieve.

She started ADHD treatment and everything became SO much easier.  Her brain was quieter, she could sit down and concentrate for longer stretches of time and became able to trust herself to finally work on her dream of helping others through health and fitness coaching.

Sabrina is now passionate about helping ADHD clients find out how much physical movement can improve every aspect of their life. She gets so much joy and satisfaction guiding her clients through their transformations.

 

Qualifications

  • Coaching Level 3 2021
  • Personal Trainer Level 3 2018
  • Group Fitness Instructor Level 2 2017
  • Kettlebell Instructor Level 3 2019
  • Functional Fitness Trainer Level 3 2019
  • Indoor Cycling Coach Level 2 2018
  • Mental Health in Sport 2021
  • Behaviour Change 2018
  • Nutrition and Weight Management Level 3 2020
  • Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Level 3 2021Registered with CIMSPA and fully insured.

 

Sabrina
ADHD COACH
HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH
PERSONAL TRAINER & RUNNING COACH
NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

DIAGNOSED ADHD

Like many women with undiagnosed ADHD, Sabrina was misunderstood and labelled ‘a lazy problem child’.  She coasted through, relying on her intelligence to do well in tests and exams rather than hard work! Her teachers would constantly tell her “she could do so much better if she concentrated and applied herself.”

When independent study became a much bigger requirement at A Level, she was unable to coast any longer; despite studying the science subjects she enjoyed and wanting to pursue a career as a researcher.

Sabrina left school at 17, much to her own huge disappointment and that of her parents.  Like many others with undiagnosed ADHD she was incredibly perplexed and frustrated as to why she was unable to motivate herself to complete the work.

Her parents had pressured her to do well and couldn’t hide their extreme disappointment at her academic failures. This made Sabrina’s life very uncomfortable at home so she left to avoid the constant criticism, which did nothing but make her feel worse about herself.

Her teens and early 20’s were tarred by depression, self-harm and eating disorders, leading to several failed suicide attempts as she continued to disappoint both herself and her family.

Sabrina drifted through different postcodes, relationships, jobs and education, desperately wanting to achieve but in actual fact feeding the constant cycle of self criticism and harmful coping mechanisms.

Despite having been under the care of mental health services since the age of 15 and having various (incorrect) diagnosis’ thrown her way, she couldn’t find any treatments that made a difference or helped her cope.

Becoming pregnant at 26 was the catalyst to transform her life. This led her to running and becoming interested in fitness, giving her focus, health and a wonderful supportive community.  She even met her now husband!

Sabrina was so inspired by the transformative effect of exercise and at last finding something she was passionate about and good at, she qualified to become a personal trainer.  Her life had been so transformed, she enthusiastically wanted to share what exercise had given her – a clearer head, a sense of vitality and health, a positive community, a newfound drive and motivation with so many achievements.  She finally, for the first time in her life, felt she had something to be proud of.

Despite all these positive physical changes she still struggled. She couldn’t organise herself at home which would irritate her husband, she missed important school events, was late for appointments, however hard she tried she couldn’t manage the household efficiently and was still stuck in an unfulfilling job.

During the pandemic she ran socially distanced fitness classes to keep the local community healthy. Unfortunately, her mental health suffered with the overwhelm of homeschooling and her parents divorcing, bringing up all the trauma from her childhood.  An unresolved eating disorder flared up and Sabrina found herself in an intensive treatment centre.

Luckily her lead psychiatrist happened to be an ADHD expert. When the doctor asked about the possibility of Sabrina having ADHD, she was taken aback! ADHD to her was something disruptive little boys had from eating too many sweets. Wasn’t it?

But research gave Sabrina a huge sense of realisation.  Her husband said the ADHD diagnostic criteria “read like her CV!” At last – everything about her life made sense. All her failures and disappointments were due to her brain wiring and nothing to do with her not trying or wanting to achieve.

She started ADHD treatment and everything became SO much easier.  Her brain was quieter, she could sit down and concentrate for longer stretches of time and became able to trust herself to finally work on her dream of helping others through health and fitness coaching.

Sabrina is now passionate about helping ADHD clients find out how much physical movement can improve every aspect of their life. She gets so much joy and satisfaction guiding her clients through their transformations.

 

Qualifications

  • Coaching Level 3 2021
  • Personal Trainer Level 3 2018
  • Group Fitness Instructor Level 2 2017
  • Kettlebell Instructor Level 3 2019
  • Functional Fitness Trainer Level 3 2019
  • Indoor Cycling Coach Level 2 2018
  • Mental Health in Sport 2021
  • Behaviour Change 2018
  • Nutrition and Weight Management Level 3 2020
  • Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Level 3 2021Registered with CIMSPA and fully insured.